Charlie and Faisal passed through the central square together, and the roar of diesel generators in his ears became more and more deafening.
Under such a loud mechanical noise, ordinary people have difficulty talking, so that many other voices around them are covered up. This is a good thing for Charlie, even if something happens in the rescue and pursuit later it would not be heard by anyone outside.
So Charlie asked Faisal next to him: “How long does your diesel generator set here usually run?”
Faisal hurriedly said respectfully: “Because the government army cut off our electricity supply, all electricity depends on-a set of 50-kilowatt diesel generator sets to supply, and it is matched with a set of power storage equipment. Because the electricity consumption during the day is generally small, we generally do not run them during the day. Power storage equipment is used to ensure the normal operation of necessary equipment during the day, and the generator set will be turned on after dark, mainly to supply lighting and other electrical equipment, and to charge the storage equipment. It’s running early today due to the poor lighting on a rainy day.”
Charlie asked curiously: “You have it brightened up here at night. Are you not afraid that the government will send planes to bomb?”
Faisal explained:” In Syria, whether it is government forces, opposition parties, or Kurdish forces, 90% of all wars are ground wars. The planes in the hands of government forces have long been destroyed, and the remaining few old fighter planes are guarding Damascus and the southern province of Dar’a. They dare not send them out to fight at all, and we have a large number of civilians here. If they send planes to attack indiscriminately, they will surely arouse public anger.”
Charlie nodded slightly.
The war he was thinking this is was a modern war based on the Gulf War. The core of modern warfare is the air force, supplemented by the navy and land forces. Just like the United States fighting Iraq, the two armies do not need to engage in short-handed combat. First use fighter jets to fight and seize air supremacy, and then use bombers to carry precision-guided bombs to destroy the enemy’s key defense forces and military industry. After the opponent is completely paralyzed, a large number of ground troops rush in, and they can occupy.
However, it now appears that in places like Syria, the method of warfare is basically the same as that of World War II. The two armies mainly rely on the ground forces to fight head-on, and the air force can have little influence.
Charlie remembered that Faisal was the captain of the armored brigade, so he asked him: “Faisal, since 90% of the wars here are ground wars, then your armored brigade must have an extraordinary identity and status? ”
Faisal nodded and said truthfully: are the most important of the two forces, one armored brigade, one is” flying brigade, battalion flight but only four helicopters, so the main fighting force or rely on my armor brigade.
Charlie asked curiously: “Faisal, since you can be the captain of the armored brigade, then you yourself should be ranked higher in this armed force?”
Faisal hurriedly said: “Actually, my armored brigade is completely under the command and dispatch of the commander himself. The reason why I was able to be a captain was because I knew more about tanks, so I act more as an instructor and don’t have much real authority.”
Charlie gently Nodded, since the armored brigade is the core combat power here, it is reasonable to be directly under the command and dispatch of the commander.
Under the leadership of Faisal, Charlie and him came outside a courtyard wall. At this time, The yard was full of voices, and the communication between people was basically by shouting.
Moreover, Charlie found that they spoke different languages, some people speak English, some people speak French, and some people spoke languages that he did not understand, he guessed them to be Arabic.
Charlie asked Faisal: “Do you have a unified language here?
Faisal shook his head: “The unified language should be Arabic, but the composition of our opposition soldiers is more complicated, so many of us don’t speak Arabic.”